1997 Dodge Dakota 3.9L V6 Runs fine then for a little, stopped at a light stepped on the gas and it bogged out and died.

Asked by Jul 24, 2017 at 08:14 AM about the 1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The truck starts right back up after it dies. I have changed the fuel pump since I had it, spark plugs, PCM, ignition coil, map sensor, and the idle control sensor. I think this is a clogged O2 sensor or the catalytic converter is clogged. Any help would be great!!!

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Any codes? How about the wires connecting to the ignition coil or the Mass Air Flow sensor? It sounds like an electrical or air issue, but I am leaning more towards air because you said it restarts.

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look for any broken or loose vacuum lines /leaks , give the throttle a blast of carb cleaner

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Mrs, the wires look good, no lights on dash. Before I changed the ignition coil and spark plugs the check engine light was on, hooked it up to a computer and said cylinders 2 & 4 where miss firing. Now the light has gone away. I have not changed the mass air flow sensor.

Beatupchevy, thanks for the tip I will look for both and use some carb cleaner!

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